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Matador®/Warrior® Insecticide labels expanded via Minor Use Program to control tarnished plant bug on celery and cucumber beetles on cucurbit crops

J. Chaput, OMAFRA, Minor Use Coordinator, Guelph

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently announced the approval of URMULE registrations for MATADOR®/WARRIOR® INSECTICIDE for the control tarnished plant bug on celery and cucumber beetles on cucurbits (crop group 9) in Canada. The active ingredient cyhalothrin-lambda was already labeled on a wide range of crops including grains, oilseeds, vegetables and fruits. Note that Warrior® will eventually replace Matador® in the marketplace.

The minor use project for cucurbits was sponsored in 2010 by the minor use office of OMAFRA and the project for celery was sponsored by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Pest Management Centre (AAFC-PMC). The minor use label expansions for Matador®/Warrior® Insecticide are a significant step towards developing an improved pest management toolkit for these pests in Canada.

The following is provided as an abbreviated, general outline only. Users should consult the complete label before using Matador®/Warrior® Insecticide.

Cucurbits Crops (Group 9)

– Pests: Striped cucumber beetle, squash bug

– Rate: 187-233 mL/ha

– Number of applications/year: 3

– PHI: 1 day

Celery

– Pests: Tarnished plant bug

– Rate: 83 mL/ha

– Number of applications/year: 3

– PHI: 3 days

Matador®/Warrior® Insecticide should be used in an integrated pest management program and in rotation with other management strategies to adequately manage resistance.

Follow all other precautions and directions for use on the Matador®/Warrior® Insecticide labels carefully.

We also wish to acknowledge the personnel of Syngenta Crop Protection Canada for their support of these registrations and the personnel of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for evaluating and approving this important pest management tool.

For a copy of the new minor use label for contact:

  • Jim Chaput, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-3539, or
  • Marion Paibomesai, OMAFRA, Guelph (519) 826-4963 (for celery), or
  • Elaine Roddy, OMAFRA, Ridgetown (519) 674-1616 (for cucurbits)
  • or visit http://www.syngenta.com/country/ca/en/Pages/home.aspx

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